South Kalimantan, Pagatan Beach
Visiting the Coast Pagatan somewhat special, because it has a panoramic sea beach blue sky too blue background, a relatively small waves, palm trees waving, and the sea breeze blowing breeze. Picnic with family or colleagues here would be much more exciting again. White sand beach that extends from west to east about 1.5 miles, and breadth of up to 1.5 hectares, giving enough space to tourists to do various activities. Making sculptures from sand, sun, down the coast, and sports (beach soccer and beach volleyball), are among the activities that can be done by tourists on this beach.
Meanwhile, waves of the sea is relatively small and is supported by the crystal clear waters and clean, very supportive of tourists who want to swim or just playing chase with the waves on the beach. Fishing is the other interesting activities that tourists can do here, because the area around Beach Pagatan renowned as one of the marine fish production centers for the District Land Seasonings.
When you get bored at the beach, travelers can visit the fishing village located not too far from shore. Besides watching the daily life of fishermen, travelers also can see that cultivated fish in the pond, ponds, and cages. There jugadijual fish chips (amplang) as gifts to family or colleagues. As for you who want to see the typical rituals descent Bugis fishermen around Pagatan Coast region, came there in the last two weeks of April.
Famous beach party with a ritual Mappanretasi/Mappanretase (Sea Offering Ceremony) is an expression of gratitude to the fishermen beach Pagatan power over abundance of seafood and also ask for protection at sea. The highlight of which is also known by the name? Feast of the Sea? This is melarungkan offerings that have been charmed to sea or belarung misstatement. Typically, this ritual is also enlivened by the attractions of music and traditional dances from the local area.
Administratively, Beach Pagatan Pagatan included in the Village area, District Lower Dull, Spice Land District, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Batulicin city, the capital of the Land Seasonings, located east of the city of Banjarmasin, the capital of South Kalimantan Province. Barjamasin-Batulicin distance about 315 kilometers with a travel time of about 10 hours by bus. While the distance-Beach Cities Batulicin Pagatan about 38 kilometers which can be accessed approximately one hour USING tourist bus. Location of Beach Pagatan located on the edge of the highway-Batulicin Banjarmasin facilitate tourists to the country.
Accommodation and Other Facilities
In the area there Batakan Coast markets, shops, and stalls that provide various needs of tourists, such as food, drinks, refill pulse, and fishing equipment. For tourists who want to stay, can rent a guesthouse, hotel, and home stay located in the area around this beach. In the region are also available a vast camping ground and safe, so it can be used by tourists who want to camp.
Various other facilities, such as prayer house, cottage, shelter, shelter, coast guard, as well as rental boats and trains cattle, are also available here. (Yusriandi Pagarah)